Greetings from the Latina/o Subcommittee
Latina/o Subcommittee volunteer Maribel Carrion ’77, ’86 along with chairs Ramona Mendoza ’82 and Claudia Viveros ’89
Photos: Dan Sears
This edition of our newsletter finds us at the beginning of fall during a challenging year for Carolina. For Carolina, the nation and the global community, this is an historic time of tremendous economic uncertainty that challenges fiscal stability. For the leadership of the university, the impact of the economic environment has presented many tough decisions to ensure the core mission of this great institution continues.
As Carolina alumni, we had the opportunity to forge an extraordinary foundation for personal success and security provided by the shared adventure of our time here at Carolina. Now more than ever, we have the responsibility to ensure diversity in our Carolina community continues to expand and to foster an inclusive Carolina culture. Research clearly demonstrates a strong correlation between diverse teams, real innovation, organizational performance and business outcomes. We need to commit ourselves to play a key role as advocates of diversity at this university, which can spur breakthrough solutions to social, political and economic challenges.
As Carolina alumni, we had the opportunity to forge an extraordinary foundation for personal success and security provided by the shared adventure of our time here at Carolina.
Steve Jobs says “The source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things….it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination and our faith in the future.” On behalf of the Latina/o Subcommittee of the Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, we challenge you to continue to commit your faith, hope and optimism in support of all the human mind, spirit and imagination of the Carolina community.
We hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter, and extend our appreciation for all you do in support of Carolina!